Pertee Renovation

Pertee Renovations w: perteerenovations.com p: 330-464-4019 Born and raised in Wayne County, Trevor Pertee watched his dad build a career in the construction trade. He had a hunch he would follow in his father’s footsteps, but after high school he was encouraged to continue his education. It didn’t take long for him to realize he…

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Boba Bowl

Boba Bowl a: 127 W. Liberty St | Wooster, OH w: www.mybobabowl.com Jimmy Norris was a welder by trade. He built his career working long and hard hours in the industry while his wife, Becky, worked for the Wayne County Health Department. When the pandemic hit, life was put on pause and the Norrises took…

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Arukah Functional Wellness

Arukah Functional Wellness a: 313 E Liberty St. | Downtown Wooster p: 330-646-3078 In the late 90s, Tanya Franks was working in the restaurant industry. One night, she went to bed like normal, but awoke the next morning unable to walk. She later found out that despite being an otherwise healthy, active young woman, she…

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Country Tax & Financial Services

Country Tax & Financial Services www.mycountrytax.com 717-348-3252 Growing up in rural central Pennsylvania shaped Nathan Burkey in more ways than one. Like many communities across the Midwest, it was an area that saw an economic downturn when Nate was a child. Some industry left the region and with it, many of the good jobs. From…

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Sweethaven

Sweethaven w: www.sweethavenshreve.com a: 405 W South St | Shreve, OH Buying groceries isn’t always a pleasant experience. Too often stores are crowded, chaotic, and stressful. Step into Sweethaven in Shreve and be greeted with friendly faces willing to help you enjoy a shopping trip the old fashioned way. Before it was Sweethaven, the small…

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Foot & Ankle Center of Ohio

Foot & Ankle Center of Ohio w: www.footankledr.com p: 330-345-5500 a: 365 Riffel Rd | Wooster One of Dr. Jeff Wunning’s passions has always been running. He had successful careers in cross country and track in both high school and college. He never imagined that his passion for sports would lead him to finding his…

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Budget Blinds

Budget Blinds w: budgetblinds.com/wooster-oh p: 330-769-6255 Before finding their entrepreneurial home with Budget Blinds in 2015, Jenn and Jason Page were in the car hauling business. Longing for a business structure that better fit the needs of their family, Jason began researching different avenues, including franchising opportunities. How did the Page family decide to get…

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Van’s Auto Service Tire Pros

Van’s Auto Service Tire Pros w: www.vanstirepros.com p: 330-262-6800 a: 210 S Buckeye St | Wooster When it comes to reliable auto service, many in the Wooster community have been counting on the same shop for over a century. In 1912, 300 Tire opened its doors in downtown Wooster. Back then, locals in need of…

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The Leaf

The Leaf (330) 804-0126 | theleaf.restaurant 203 W Liberty St. Wooster, OH 44691 Born and raised in Wooster, Sam Stine has a deep love for her community. She has always been drawn to creative endeavors and dreaming about her next project. Between working at her family’s gym and keeping up with her husband’s family restaurant,…

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Marshallville Meats

Marshallville Meats When Frank and Jeanette Tucker opened Marshallville Packing Company in 1960, they had no idea of the success the business would achieve. Before purchasing the existing facility in Marshallville, Frank learned the industry inside and out working with larger meat processors and slaughterhouses. After 13 years, Frank put everything he had on the…

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